Cast Members At Walt Disney World Getting Paid For COVID-19 Vaccine

Unite Here Local 362

Things are ever so slowly getting back to semi-normalcy here in the Sunshine State. Hopefully, this means cast members who lost their jobs last year will soon be back on the Mouse’s payroll. After all, we rely on them to make the Disney Magic actually happen.

For members of an Orlando union, employees of Disney in central Florida will be getting a small pay incentive if they get the COVID-19 vaccine. amplified Local 362’s statement about paid time for Walt Disney World cast members who get the “Fauci Ouchie.”

Regardless if a cast member receives both shots or just the initial vaccine, they’ll receive the above half day’s worth of pay. The window for eligibility is between January 1st, 2021 to September 30th, 2021.

The flyer showed up on the union’s Facebook page on March 30th.

In case the image doesn’t show up, the flyer states the following:

Disney is offering payment of four (4) hours of pay for getting the vaccine!

To qualify, your vaccination must be completed (i.e. single-shot vaccine or both shots administered for Pfizer or Moderna vaccines) between January 1, 2021 to September 30, 2021.

*More information will be shared later this week about how to access this benefit.

If a potential vaccination appointment conflicts with your assignment, talk to your leader to discuss your schedule. The Company will not record an attendance notation for Cast Members who miss part or all of their shift due to a vaccination appointment and provide advance notice of their appointment. Cast Mmebers are expected to notify their leader as soon as the appointment is scheduled but no later than before the start of their scheduled shift.

As COVID-19 vaccines are becoming more widely available. Union Members are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated as soon as you are eligible. All COVID-19 vaccines currently authorized and available in the United States have been shown to be highly effective at preventing the virus.

Contact your Shop Steward or Organizer for more information.

UNITE HERE! Local 362

1255 La Quinta Drive, Suite 212, Orlando, FL 32809

Tel: 407-851-0626

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